Your Most Difficult Decision
Caring for someone with dementia yourself can be tiring and often very distressing. Coping with someone whom you have known and loved for years but who now may often fail to recognise you can be desperately upsetting and difficult to deal with.
Add to that the need for constant support and having to deal with challenges like incontinence and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed.
So, joining one of the two small communities at Rose Lodge Care Home in Exmouth is the perfect way for you to give your loved one the best possible quality of life. Our caring staff take the time needed to understand their individual needs and the unique view of the world that they experience.
For those who would like to be involved with our community while living at home, we offer Social Club, Day Care and Respite services, and this can be a great way to become involved in our active community and make new friends while also giving relief to home carers. We have our own wheelchair-adapted minibus to help the transport to and from home.
Specially Equipped To Deal With Dementia
The home is designed and decorated specifically to make life easier and clearer for those living with dementia. This is especially important as confusion & disorientation is a major source of agitation for people. By making navigation easier, people are freed from a lot of day to day stress and this can help them to rediscover old interests and develop new ones. Our two communities and the extensive gardens have been designed specifically to help people explore them independently.
Fun & Engaging Activities
Your loved one will no longer be experiencing the world in the way that you do. Connections between objects and actions that we all take for granted can easily become a major source of puzzlement and frustration when you live with dementia.
Therefore, to keep their life as engaging and fulfilling as possible, we try to ‘see inside the bubble’ and discover activities that are meaningful to them, bring them joy and happiness and promote their independence.
Our current Active Living Programme includes live music, a singing circle, gardening, vegetable growing, drama, yoga, crafts and art, a pub quiz, a fitness class, and Chickens, Guinea pigs, visiting pets and Dove keeping.
Great Facilities To Enjoy
At Rose Lodge living with dementia does not have to mean doing with out your comforts.
The home is located in the beautiful ‘Avenues’ area of the seaside town of Exmouth and has two small communities of around 18 people each. We encourage people to bring their own personal mementos, treasures and small items of furniture to make you feel truly at home.
Keeping in contact is important so you can have your own telephone in your room if required. The home has a TV in the living rooms and you are welcome to use a TV in your room.
The building itself is full of character and is set in its own secluded and secure grounds in a quiet residential area.
The garden has large terraces where you can sit and enjoy the sunshine or read and relax. You can also have fun watching the frequent visits from our friendly local squirrels and birds who come to feed from the bird tables and feeders, or enjoy the raised flower beds and allotment garden and do some gardening yourself, or help to look after our animals which include chickens, rabbits, Doves, Koi carp, a cat, and a budgie. You can also bring your own (well-behaved) pet. In each of the two communities there are spacious living rooms where you can join in with the community and chat with friends. A highlight of each day is meal time in the dining area where we serve wholesome and delicious home cooked food. All tastes are catered for and if you have any special meal or dietary requirements just let us know and we’ll try to accommodate your needs.
Caring And Compassionate Staff
It takes a special kind of person to dedicate yourself to the care and well-being of others. We are extremely proud of the commitment and empathy our staff demonstrate on a daily basis. We encourage our carers to have real caring relationships with residents and so they do not wear uniforms which tend to throw up barriers between people.
What To Do Now
We can offer your loved one a physical and social environment that is specifically designed for living with dementia and which is beyond the means for most people to provide at home.
We hope you’ll feel as we do that moving in to a specialist dementia care home is a positive step forward and will give your loved one the best possible chance of enjoying a happy, active and carefree life.
If you’d like a confidential chat to discuss your requirements in more detail or to arrange a visit to come and look round the home please call Andrea, today on 01395 227071 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to meeting you.